Credit card companies prepare for struggling consumers

Your credit card company may cut you some slack during the coronavirus pandemic.With repercussions from the outbreak including job cuts, furloughs and business closings, credit card companies are preparing for some cardholders to have problems making their monthly bills.U.S. companies have already...

Coronavirus hits small towns in Arizona, around the country

And good luck finding a thermometer. Amid the growing concern over the coronavirus, the stock had been cleaned well over a week ago. At first, the pharmacist sent folks over to the Dollar General, but then she’d heard...

Uncork a fine bottle of wine. You just might help save a small business.

It was a magnum, 2009 vintage, from George Wine Co. in Sonoma County, Calif. The double bottle had been a gift from winemaker George Levkoff in gratitude for Brown’s support of his wines while she was chief sommelier...

I grew up watching disaster movies. Here’s what I’ve learned | Hadley Freeman |...

For reasons I don’t need to spell out, I’ve been thinking a lot about disaster movies recently. I had to leave my home yesterday, something I – a deeply lazy person – avoid even in the healthiest of...

Health and wellness apps offer freebies for coping with coronavirus

As uncertainty continues to grow around the coronavirus pandemic and life in seclusion mounts, so has the level of stress and anxiety for many consumers.Popular health and wellness apps are now offering free services to help people cope...

Trump’s dangerous coronavirus briefings: Why the media must stop the live broadcasts

Rather, they have become a daily stage for Trump to play his greatest hits to captive audience members. They come in search of life-or-death information, but here’s what they get from him instead: ● Self-aggrandizement. When asked how he...

Bernie Sanders considers several options in race with Joe Biden.

The people with knowledge of the talks spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive conversations. They cautioned that other options or nuances may also be on the table and stressed that Sanders (I-Vt.) had not yet...

Virtual dinner parties during the coronavirus outbreak help people fight isolation

As the coronavirus outbreak has driven people into their homes, whether because of a quarantine or just to help “flatten the curve,” a haunting set of images began circulating on social media. “We are all Edward Hopper paintings...

Kenny Rogers made life’s rough edges feel smooth

Rogers loved singing vocal harmonies, something he learned from his older sister in the church pews when they were kids. So it’s surprising to hear him describe the sympathetic ballads that defined his career — and his life...

Kenny Rogers, music legend and TV star, dies at 81

Country crossover star Kenny Rogers, known for recording enduring classics like "The Gambler," "Lucille" and "Islands in the Stream," and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81.He died at...